For some reason, I never heard this song before this Christmas season; now I’m hearing different covers of it on the radio. Once again, as with Kiwi Christmas carols, we have a Christmas song that eschews winter imagery, because that isn’t part of the region’s Christmas experience. Catchy Christmas earworm; enjoy!
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright
The sun will shine by day and all the stars at night
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you